When it comes to teaching and encouraging your kids to read, it can sometimes be hard to find a way to capture and hold their interest. It's about walking that fine line between being entertaining while still involving education.
The Endless Reader app is an educational app for kids that attempts to walk this line but introducing kids to "sight words" which are the most common words used. This is an excellent starting off kids app to learn how to read.
Endless reader app runs on devices with iOS 9.0 or later with support of up to iOS 11.0 and it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This kids learning app will need 68.3 MB of free memory space on your mobile device to download and install. Check out our learning to read apps list for more options.
As a mother of a young child who is just now getting to the stage where he is ready to start reading I sometimes find it hard to figure out how present words to him. How do you teach them in a way that is easy for them to understand, builds their confidence, really does teach them, and yet is engaging and fun? Enter in the Endless Reader app.
There are so many elements here to touch upon and each are presented in such a kid-friendly way that it’s hard not to get excited about writing this one up. The developer of this game clearly has an inside track on what works for kids and what will appeal to them. Not only will kids learn some common words but they will learn the sounds of the letters too.
The free version of this app includes six words to try, which gives you enough to decide if the app works for your child. If you decide to purchase the Reader Pack 1 for $1.99 you will be given an additional 20 words. After using this app I can say I will for sure be purchasing the Reader Pack and will anxiously await more to be released.
This app is brand-new so as of right now there is only one Reader Pack available, but there are plans to add more.
Using the App
Now let's get to the fun part, playing with the app! Kids will be able to swipe through words and tap on them to practice. The narrator will say the word and then kids can repeat it if they like.
To hear the word again, simply tap on the word. It should be noted that the words use a combination of upper and lower case letters, which is important for kids to see. The word will "explode" and turn into a letter puzzle so kids can put the letters back in the correct order.
There are also sentence puzzles. The narrator will read the sentence and then kids need to place the missing words from around the screen into the sentence. The missing words are still there, just in shadow, so they know what to look for.